A Better Way to Destroy Confidential Information and Protect Your Identity

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In this video I am pleased to share with you a review of a very cool product called the PAPERMASHER.

I received a comment on one of my videos about making newspaper fire logs from a nice guy named Daniel. He told me about the PAPERMASHER product and said it might be a good input […]

Fresnel Give Away is Over!

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My Fresnel lens give away is officially over, so please watch your e-mail in the next few days.

I received 30 new sign-ups, so a third of you will be getting a Fresnel lens of your own! I’m starting to get convinced that there are folks really interested in old and new skills […]

Toilet Paper Heater

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Sorry, been a few days without a post. I have been feeling a little crappy for several days now, this has been a crazy sick season in Colorado!

Anyway, I’m back 🙂

In this post I share a cool way to make a toilet paper personal heater out of  TP, a can, and […]

Start a Fire With Steel Wool and a Battery

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I have not done this in a long time and was pleased to discover its like riding a bicycle (once you got it down, you got it down).

Check it out: A few pointers:

1) Ther finer the steel wool the better (0000) is the best, but it will all work even with […]

Fresnel lens give away!

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I received so much feedback on my post about the Fresnel lens that I have decided to do a give away (yes I want more subscribers! :))!

On April 1st 2012 I will randomly choose 10 of my site subscribers (red box to the right) and send them the same Fresnel lens featured […]

Fresnel Lens Demonstration

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In this post I show you how to use a Fresnel lens to start a piece of wood on fire.

I think most of us have memories about messing around with a magnifying glass as kids. Sure you could start a fire or burn a hole in a piece of paper with those, […]

How to Make a Fire using a Firesteel

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In this video I show you how to easily start a fire using a firesteel.  I posted a video a few days ago on how to make a simple but very effective firestarter out of cotton balls and petroleum jelly, and that is what I use here.

The firesteel I use in the vid […]

Cotton Ball and Petroleum Jelly Fire Starters

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My previous post on How to Use a Oil Lamp got me to thinking about these, enjoy.

Today I am showing you how to make a very effective and cheap fire starter from regular cotton balls and petroleum jelly (Vaseline).

These are as simple as it gets and work better than just about anything […]

Tuna Can Heater (AKA Buddy Heater)

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In this video I am showing you how to make a small heater/firestarter out of a tuna can, some cardboard, and some wax.

I purchased a candle making kit from Candle Creations. These things are kinda hard to find anymore but if this video gets you fired up to get one click here […]